Action-oriented LIHF Collaboratives in Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine lead the community-based activities of LIHF. More than 80% of babies born to African American mothers in Wisconsin are located in Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine counties.
The Collaborative model engages diverse stakeholder groups in developing and implementing multi-level solutions. LIHF Collaborative members include community residents and leadership from non-profit, healthcare, business, public sector, and faith-based organizations.
Each Collaborative has an action agenda of local policy, systems, and environmental change priorities to support healthy birth outcomes for African American families. Together, the Collaboratives’ action agendas reflect the multi-level solutions that are needed to make a difference.